Simple acts of Kindness

kindness/ˈkʌɪn(d)nəs/ Learn to pronounce nounnoun: kindness

  1. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Lancaster, a Harris hawk, is one of many different birds of prey owned by Keith Mutton, owner of Phoenix Bird Control, used to patrol the RAF Mildenhall flightline to disperse nuisance birds. The birds of prey play a vital role to the base; they help prevent birdstrikes, thus drastically reducing the risk of damage to, or loss of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman)

Wolf a keystone species

Why is a wolf a keystone species? Wolves and other top-level (or apex) predators greatly influence their environment. Existing in relatively low numbers, especially when compared to other animals like deer, they disproportionately affect the ecosystems in which they live. … For this reason, wolves are considered a keystone species. 4 May 2020


I can feel it calling in the air tonight

Coronavirus zombies out in force – spread onto others as you would have spread onto yourself.

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truth the quality of being true: There would seem to be some truth in what she says. There is no truth in the reports of his resignation. You cannot question the truth of his alibi. And yet what he says contains at least a grain of (= a smallamount of) truth. Synonymstruthfulnessveracity formal verity formalOppositesfalsehood formal mendacity formal the truth B1 [ S ] the realfacts about a situation, event, or person: But was he telling the truth? I don’t suppose we’ll everknow the truth about what happened that day. To tell (you) the truth (= speakinghonestly) I’m happy he’s not coming. in truth formal used to show or emphasize that something is true: In truth we feared for her safety, although we didn’t let it be known. C2 [ C ] formal a fact or principle that is thought to be true by most people: It would seem to be a general truth that nothing is as straightforward as it at first seems. The entiresystem of belief is based on a few simpletruths. More examples

correct: You got three answers right and two wrong. I set the clock to the right time. “Is that Ms Kramer?” “Yes, that’s right.” Am I right in thinking (= is it true) that you will be at the conference? You’re right to be annoyed – you’ve been treated very badly. You must put matters right (= make the situationbetter) by telling the truth. Comparewrong adjective (NOT CORRECT) A1 If you are right about something or someone, you are correct in yourjudgment or statement about it, him, or her: You were right about Pete – he’s a realtroublemaker. More examples

Profit and pain of wildlife plunder

Wildlife SOS is credited with the eradication of the ‘dancing bear’ practice in India,[5] rescuing bears from abusive owners and poachers and rehabilitating them in one of four centers in India-

1. Agra Bear Rescue Facility (2000) in Agra

2. Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Facility (2005) in Karnataka

3. Van Vihar Bear Rescue Facility (2006) in Bhopal

4. Purulia Bear Rescue Centre (2007) in West Bengal

The bears are given the medical care required, fed and allowed to socialize and roam in large, free-range areas. So far, more than 640 sloth bears have been rehabilitated by the organization. Wildlife SOS also carries out ex-situ conservation studies on the bears to enhance existing conservation measures for the species’ survival and provides sustainable, alternative livelihoods to the bears’ former owners and their families.[6]

Much progress has been made but much more still needs to be done. Just as many governments around the world aspire to have certain universal human rights and universal suffrage so we must aim to deliver policies and principles that enact a culture of no longer tolerating wildlife profiteering of pain and plunder.

If people will actively social distance and where masks to prevent themselves catching and spreading disease than why can’t they also see the bigger picture and find wildlife pain and plunder policies adopted and promoted so as to ensure not only do the cruel acts no longer take place but also acknowledge the economic and social benefits of such policies and the immensely expensive and costly act to human lives and the ecomicies of humans in shutting down a global economy due to the spread like wildfire of any new potential pandemic conditions.

If we do not fight to draw a new line in the sand or adaopt a new social and economic norm what will be the future alternative for man? Some people believe it’s a matter of life and death, I can assure you it’s much more important than that!

Collaring and Handling Bears for the Changing Tides Project

On Katmai’s coast, eight female bears are currently collared with GPS devices. The collars represent one initiative of Changing Tides, a three-year research project. The collars transmit location information on a daily basis, which provides researchers with details on the bears’ home ranges and how their movements correspond to seasonal food availability.

After the collars were placed on the bears in May, six of the sows were recaptured in July in order to run tests, collect physical samples, and upload more complex data from the collars. In October, the collared sows will be captured again in order to collect a final round of samples and remove the collars prior to hibernation. In the event that some of the sows cannot be recaptured, there is an automatic mechanism installed on the collars that will cause them to fall off.

Technology in itself is not fundamentally evil it has potential for great good as well as great ill.

Bovine Boris Government Strikes Again

The adjective bovine is used for anything that has to do with animals from the genus “Bos,” which classifies wild and domestic cattle. … What are known as cow pies are, in fact, bovine droppings. People can be described as bovine if they are intellectually dull, slow-moving, or somewhat cow-like in their appearance.
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They lied to you and they will lie to me

UK Government track record of hiding the truth

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Dominic Raab at the Downing Street press briefing on 5 May

Dominic Raab announced that the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the UK stands at 32,313 on Tuesday, the second highest death toll in the world. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Britain has the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe, official figures showed on Tuesday, prompting calls for an inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.

The government’s tally of fatalities across the UK reached 29,427 for those who tested positive for coronavirus, exceeding the 29,029 recorded in Italy – until now Europe’s worst-hit country. Italy’s total does not include suspected cases.

Let the truth set you free.

If this virus is not a serious enough issue that needs honesty and transparency in the eyes of Boris Johnson than quite frankly nothing is, only with the light of the truth may we see and learn from what was done.

This not some shoddy back room deal lives have been put on the line and deaths have been generated as a result of decisions made.

We do not stand alone in this fight

So the world health organisation has just announced we may never find a cure. That covin-19 might never be eradicated. But one thing we must take into the calculation is that life finds a way and we are not alone in this battle as the virus burns its way across our earth it keeps on coming into contact with our greatest and best ally we have. A sleeping giant so as to speak. One that has yet to be defeated and adapts to fight for our right at every turn. I am not talking about a single person, place country or continent, but the greatest Mom of them all Mother Nature. She fights for us. This virus is an alien to her fighting in an alien environment and every time it tries to spread through us it hits her and I am very confident she is doing her best to hit back and find a way to defeat this virus.

In my minds eye this has been an attack on mother nature not from her to us and she will fight for us.

The awakening of an old god for modern times. In this life as well as the next.

Celtic cross

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A Celtic cross with vertical arm longer than the horizontal

High Cross in Llanynys, North Wales

Cross near Peebles, Scotland

Kingswood war memorial

A high cross at Monasterboice in Ireland

The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland, France and Britain in the Early Middle Ages. A type of ringed cross, it became widespread through its use in the stone high crosses erected across the islands, especially in regions evangelized by Irish missionaries, from the 9th through the 12th centuries.

A staple of Insular art, the Celtic cross is essentially a Latin cross with a nimbus surrounding the intersection of the arms and stem. Scholars have debated its exact origins, but it is related to earlier crosses featuring rings. The form gained new popularity during the Celtic Revival of the 19th century; the name “Celtic cross” is a convention dating from that time. The shape, usually decorated with interlace and other motifs from Insular art, became popular for funerary monuments and other uses, and has remained so, spreading well beyond Ireland.

Saling across the sea of time

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

So I have purchased a hoodie which should be turning up to my home any day now.

I think it looks really cool and no I am not turning all viking or anything like that but the concept, mythology and design are all awsome.

Geri and Freki

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The god Odin enthroned and flanked by the wolves Geri and Freki and the ravens Huginn and Muninn as illustrated (1882) by Carl Emil Doepler

In Norse mythology, Geri and Freki (Old Norse, both meaning “the ravenous” or “greedy one”) are two wolves which are said to accompany the god Odin. They are attested in the Poetic Edda, a collection of epic poetry compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. The pair has been compared to similar figures found in Greek, Roman and Vedic mythology, and may also be connected to beliefs surrounding the Germanic “wolf-warrior bands”, the Úlfhéðnar.

Love this song too

OutRage! at 30

The following issue is really important to me. My Dad is gay and so is his partner they are both two of the most wonderful people you could ever meet. My Dads partner works in the NHS and my Dad is now retired,

I once asked my Dad when did you realised you were gay and he told me he knew because that is how he was born. A bulb lit in my mind thinking how did I know I was straight? The answer was exactly the same I was born straight.

Around the world people are still being beaten, jailed and persecuted for the sexuality that they were born with. A true miscarriage of justice.

Day-nesting turtles!

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An Estimated 60 Million Sea Turtle Eggs Have Been Laid On India’s Beaches

– by Alex LarsonLeave a CommentHawksbill turtles scramble down in empty beach in Brazil. Via City Hall of Paulista